Sensory System - Abnormalities

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Introduction

How and why do things go wrong in sensory development?

This is a start page for sensory abnormalities, this topic is covered in depth on specific sensory system abnormality pages. Currently the main content relates to hearing and vision.


Sensory Abnormality Links: Hearing | Vision


Abnormality Links: Introduction | Genetic | Environmental | Unknown | Teratogens | Cardiovascular | Coelomic Cavity | Endocrine | Gastrointestinal Tract | Genital | Head | Integumentary | Musculoskeletal | Limb | Neural | Neural Crest | Renal | Respiratory | Placenta | Sensory | Hearing | Vision | Twinning | Developmental Origins of Health and Disease | ICD-10
Historic Embryology  
1915 Congenital Cardiac Disease | 1917 Frequency of Anomalies in Human Embryos | 1920 Hydatiform Degeneration Tubal Pregnancy | 1921 Anencephalic Embryo

Some Recent Findings

Brindisi, Italy
  • Sensory processing in preterm preschoolers and its association with executive function[1] "Preterm children (≤34weeks of gestation; n=54) and full term controls (≥37weeks of gestation; n=73) ages 3-5years. OUTCOME MEASURES: Sensory processing was assessed with the Short Sensory Profile. Executive function was assessed with (1) parent ratings on the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function - Preschool version and (2) a performance-based battery of tasks. Adaptive function was assessed with the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales-II. RESULTS: Preterm preschoolers showed significantly more sensory symptoms than full term controls. A higher percentage of preterm than full term preschoolers had elevated numbers of sensory symptoms (37% vs. 12%). Sensory symptoms in preterm preschoolers were associated with scores on executive function measures, but were not significantly associated with adaptive function. Preterm preschoolers exhibited more sensory symptoms than full term controls. Preterm preschoolers with elevated numbers of sensory symptoms also showed executive function impairment. Future research should further examine whether sensory processing and executive function should be considered independent or overlapping constructs."
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Search term: Abnormal Sensory Development

Meera E Modi, Mustafa Sahin Translational use of event-related potentials to assess circuit integrity in ASD. Nat Rev Neurol: 2017; PubMed 28211449

Daniel A Nagode, Xiangying Meng, Daniel E Winkowski, Ed Smith, Hamza Khan-Tareen, Vishnupriya Kareddy, Joseph P Y Kao, Patrick O Kanold Abnormal Development of the Earliest Cortical Circuits in a Mouse Model of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Cell Rep: 2017, 18(5);1100-1108 PubMed 28147267

Pei-Ching Chang, Maria Virginia Centeno, Daniel Procissi, Alex Baria, A Vania Apkarian Brain activity for tactile allodynia: a longitudinal awake rat functional magnetic resonance imaging study tracking emergence of neuropathic pain. Pain: 2016; PubMed 28135213

Elena Kutsarova, Martin Munz, Edward S Ruthazer Rules for Shaping Neural Connections in the Developing Brain. Front Neural Circuits: 2016, 10;111 PubMed 28119574

Shio Okamoto, Taro Chaya, Yoshihiro Omori, Ryusuke Kuwahara, Shun Kubo, Hirofumi Sakaguchi, Takahisa Furukawa Ick ciliary kinase is essential for planar cell polarity formation in inner ear hair cells and hearing function. J. Neurosci.: 2017; PubMed 28115485

References

  1. Jenna N Adams, Heidi M Feldman, Lynne C Huffman, Irene M Loe Sensory processing in preterm preschoolers and its association with executive function. Early Hum. Dev.: 2015, 91(3);227-233 PubMed 25706317


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Cite this page: Hill, M.A. 2017 Embryology Sensory System - Abnormalities. Retrieved February 28, 2017, from https://embryology.med.unsw.edu.au/embryology/index.php/Sensory_System_-_Abnormalities

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